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State Agencies Have Increased Their Use of Other Personal Services Employees, Report No. 07-28, April 2007
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  • In Fiscal Year 2005-06, the state hired 20,255 OPS employees, which represented a 7% increase from the previous year.  Expenditures for these employees also have increased in recent years, with agencies spending $194.3 million on OPS employee salaries in Fiscal Year 2005-06.
  • Agencies hire OPS employees for many reasons, including the need to fulfill peak workload demands.  Agencies hire such employees for a wide range of occupations, including office clerks and service workers.  Agencies report that they want to retain OPS employees because of the importance of their work and because it would not be cost- effective to replace them, given their expertise.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Human Resource Management

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 02-14 Information Brief: State’s “Actual” Workforce Is Increasing Primarily Due to Growth In Outside Jobs, published in March 2002.
  • Report No. 01-16 Special Review: Government “Outside” Workforce Exceeds Number of State Personnel System Employees, published in March 2001.

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